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What are the health benefits of olive oil?

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Olive oil is high in monounsaturated "healthy" fats and, depending on the oil, may be rich in antioxidant polyphenols. Olive oil can help lower cholesterol and control insulin levels in the body and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. For details, including amounts of oil used, see the full answer >>

For even more information, as well as CL's Top Picks, see the full Extra Virgin Olive Oils Review>>   

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Does cooking or frying with olive oil make it less healthy? >>

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This CL Answer initially posted on 9/16/2015. Last updated 8/2/2017.
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